Portrait of Castiarina decemaculata on tea tree flowers. Girraween NP, Qld.
Jewel Beetle Face
Portrait of Castiarina bifasciata. Girraween NP, Qld.
Rainbow Leaf Beetles
A mating pair of rainbow leaf beetles. Girraween NP, Qld.
Tiny Bark Spiders
Tiny white spotted spiders live under bark amidst the poo of other animals. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Two tiny, shiny pintail beetles forage on a rotting log in the rainforest. Mt Glorious, Qld.
Black Ant with Wing
No-one really knows what this ant is doing but it seems very taken with this partial insect wing. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Pennant ant workers (Tetramorium sp.) forage for some bug eggs on a tree trunk. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Pennant ant workers (Tetramorium sp.) pry bug eggs loose from a tree trunk. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Rainbow Leaf Beetle
Highly reflective leaf beetle gives up the entire spectrum. Mapleton Falls, Qld.
Black Ant Hiding
Black Rhytidoponera sp. ant hides from the photograrpher under a wallaby poo. Longreach, Qld.
Shiny Black Ant
Wandering along a branch, this (Colobopsis sp.) ant reminded me of a rattle ant only a lot smaller 3-4mm long. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Tiny beetle sits on the debris it was hiding inside that was stuck to a leaf. Those are my fingers. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Rattle ants (Polyrhachis sp.) retreat to the corner of their nest after it's been disturbed. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Extreme closeup of the face of a Dragonfly. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
This Crematogaster ant was wandering around the nest entrance of another much larger ant, giving the odd passerby curry. Oxley Creek, Qld.